Orthotist and Prosthetist Jake EadieOrthotist and prosthetist Jake EadieOrthotist and prosthetist Jake Eadie

Clinics & services

Orthotics & prosthetics

Orthotics & prosthetics

We assist people who have limb loss or deficiency or need supportive devices.

About us

Our team works with medical, nursing and allied health teams to prescribe, design and fit the most appropriate orthotic or prosthetic device for each patient.

We manufacture custom-made orthotic and prosthetic devices in our workshop.

We are a registered NDIS provider. This means you don't need to be an Austin Health patient to use our services. We accept referrals from the wider community, including private patients.

Find out more about orthotic and prosthetic devices.

Our services

Inpatients

We provide care and treatment for patients in hospital with:

  • Muscle weakness or reduced mobility
  • Limb amputations
  • Fractures
  • Pressure wounds

We also support people who need a brace to help surgery be effective.

We provide inpatient care at Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre. We can also provide care and treatment for patients in Warringal Private Hospital.

Patients are generally assessed within 24 hours of referral and followed up as outpatients after discharge from hospital when required.

On weekends and public holidays, we have a limited service available for Halo Thoracic Orthoses.  Patients can only be referred for:

  • Urgent fitting that cannot wait until the next business day
  • Urgent complications such as dislodgement, infected pin sites, loose pins, excessive clicking or noises that cannot wait until the next business day

Outpatients

We run the following outpatient services:

  • Orthotics Outpatients
  • Prosthetic Outpatients

We also support the following clinics:

  • High Risk Foot Clinic
  • Orthopaedic Outpatient and Fracture Clinics (Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital)
  • Victorian Spinal Cord Service Gait Clinic (Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre)
  • Victorian Artificial Limb Program Clinic (Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre)

Referrals

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health practitioner to access this service for the first time, or if you have not attended for more than 12 months.

If you have a referral, please contact us us to make an appointment.

If your doctor has sent us the referral, we will contact you to make the appointment.

Contact us

Orthotics & Prosthetics

Phone: 03 9490 7666

Fax: 03 9490 7222

Email: info.OP@austin.org.au

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Manager

Mike Bond
Manager, Orthotics & Prosthetics

Location

Orthotics and Prosthetics Building
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard
Kew Victoria

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